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    Old 05-25-2005, 01:48 PM   #1
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    douching... To douche or not?

    I have this embarrassing question to ask. I hope I posted this on the right forum.
    I heard douching is dangerous to a woman because it can make all the bacteria go back in you, then I heard it's safe.... I feel like I need to douche but I am scared to. ( I just don't feel clean. )
    I heard that you can get really bad infections with douching...
    Does any one know? I knew this 1 lady who said this was not true, douching was good for you.
    Can some one help me please?
    as always your replies are appreciated and your time.
    Thanks,
    Kat1966.

     
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    Old 05-25-2005, 04:00 PM   #2
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    Re: douching... To douche or not?

    If you do choose to douche, us one without a fragrance, which can be irritating. A vinegar based douche is best. Although, douching is unnecessary, and can create problems with some women because douching changes the delicate chemical balance in the vagina (and the vaginal flora), which can make a woman more prone to bacterial infections. It also can spread existing vaginal or cervical infections up into the pelvic organs. Doing it once and awhile would most likely be o.k. but NOT NECESSARY. The vagina flushes itself out.
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    Old 05-26-2005, 06:46 AM   #3
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    Re: douching... To douche or not?

    thank you Bella,
    ((*HUGS*))) for your quick reply, help and concern, I appreciate your help so much.
    I wont douch then just let mother nature sorta speak take care of its self.
    your a real angel...
    thanks again,
    Kat1966

     
    Old 05-26-2005, 06:53 AM   #4
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    Re: douching... To douche or not?

    Hey Kat1966- If you get that not so fresh feeling (lol) why don't you try wiping with flushable toilet wipes. I love them. There are many brands and they are located in the toilet paper section of thee grocery store.
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    Old 05-26-2005, 09:41 AM   #5
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    Re: douching... To douche or not?

    thank you again so much, I have never heard of them or even would have thought of it...
    I appreciate you telling me ... thanks so much. I'll try those. (lol)
    boy I can come up with some uh unusal questions.... (lol)
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    Old 05-28-2005, 10:39 PM   #6
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    Re: douching... To douche or not?

    Another danger of using a douche, is yeast infections, not just bacterial infections. They are absolutely no fun and can be hard to get rid of.

    The vagina is self cleaning. It's been happening for thousands of years

    What issues are you having? Is it your cervical fluid? That changes during a woman's cycle depending on her fertility. Sometimes it might feel like a lot (slippery, wet and stretchy) especially during your most fertile time.

    If you are having itchy discharge, or thick discharge it could be either sticky cervical fluid or a yeast infection.

     
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